Here is the entry in the 1860 Census you referred to. I’m sending the whole entry, since it will take almost as much effort to explain it if I don’t.
1860 Census of Brown County, Illinois, Missouri Twp
Thomas Forsythe 33 m farmer Ireland
Mrs Parthena Forsythe 26 f Illinois
Mary Forsythe 6 f Illinois
John Forsythe 3 m Illinois
Lucy Forsythe 11/12 f Illinois
Matthew White 23 m farmer Kentucky
Matthew could be Parthena’s brother or he could be just a hired worker on the farm.
The following marriage entry makes him the latter.
Groom Bride Date Book/Page County
FORSYTHE, THOMAS BELL, PARTHINA 11/17/1853 A&B/00000297 BROWN
I was looking at your index of the Brown Co., Illinois 1860 census and their is a Matthew White Listed at M1734, Can you tell me is any of the following people also lived in his household. Some of the children may have already moved out on their own. And I have to idea of a wife's name.
Matthew Age aprox 49
Samuel Age 26
Mary Age 22
James Age 20
Sarah Age 18
Eliza Age 14 or 16
Matilda Age 13
These people lived in Jo Daviess Co. Illinois in 1840 & 1850. However, I don't find them there after that.
Thank you for you help.
Tamara (White) Miller